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Take Two® FOR December 15, 2017

Utility company safety rules aim to prevent wildfires, Star Wars is a force in fashion, drama on Candy Cane Lane

California regulators hope new utility company safety rules will prevent wildfires, Star Wars fashion goes high end in LA, vandalism and safety issues on neighborhood Candy Cane Lanes. See full episode >

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